Ball State must receive transcripts from all colleges and universities you attended (this includes dual credit courses earned while in high school) in order for you to be admitted to your program of interest. If you have both foreign and U.S. earned education, you may not need to submit transcripts from all colleges and universities you attended. Please refer to the section below regarding transcripts from non-U.S. institutions.
If you have earned a U.S. degree, documentation is not required for your foreign educational history (unless you are a doctoral applicant, and you do not have a master’s degree from the U.S.).
If you are currently enrolled in a program in the U.S., a NACES Member Evaluation of your foreign documents may be required. Please contact the Office of International Admissions for more information.
Members of NACES are independent, non-governmental organizations that provide credential evaluation services to individuals who have completed part or all of their education outside of the United States. If you have not earned a U.S. degree, your transcript and degree must be evaluated by a NACES member organization.
If you’ve already received an evaluation from a NACES member organization, you may upload a copy of your evaluation to your applicant status portal.
Your NACES Member Evaluation report must contain the following:
- US equivalency of study/degree
- US equivalent overall credits & GPA earned
- Accreditation status of institution(s)
- Course-by-course evaluation (each course listed along with credits and grade earned for the course)
Please note that if you have any credential evaluation done by a NACES member other than WES or ECE, you will need to upload your scanned official copy to your applicant portal, or send it to us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.